Fee Descriptions

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Activity Fee

The funds generated by the Activity Fee are used to support the availability of a wide range of programs, services, lectures, speakers, facilities and organizations including club sports, major events (e.g., Homecoming), and various forms of entertainment, concerts, student media, and student government.The Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), Graduate Activity Fee Allocation Committee (GAFAC), Law Activity Fee Allocation Committee (LAFAC), all-student comprised committees, recommends allocations from this fee to the University's administration.


Athletic Fee

The Athletic Fee supports the marching band and allows students to attend assigned home games for football, baseball, basketball and intercollegiate contests. Free transportation is included for events held at the Hard Rock Stadium.


Health and Counseling Center Fee

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee, a mandatory fee for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and law) regardless of credit load, allows for primary medical care physician/ nursing services, 24 hour on-call services, health counseling and community outreach/public health initiatives at the Student Health Service, and individual and group counseling, substance abuse and other addiction programs, crisis intervention, case management, and mental health education and other outreach programs at the Counseling Center.


Wellness Center Fee

The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center Fee allows students to use the 138,000 square-foot center which includes a 20,000 square-foot fitness room; a functional training studio,five racquetball courts; two squash courts; indoor lap pool; two dry saunas; a whirlpool spa; two gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey and soccer; indoor jogging track; four multipurpose rooms; juice bar; and locker rooms. The facility also includes a fitness lab, instructional kitchen, classrooms, and conference room. Additionally, four outdoor basketball/volleyball courts and five intramural fields are available for use. The fee includes access to group exercise classes like Zumba and cardio kickboxing.


Student Center Complex Fee

The Student Center Complex Fee, a mandatory fee for all undergraduate, graduate and law students, provides funding for the construction, operation, maintenance, and programs of the Student Center Complex, consisting of the Whitten University Center, the Shalala Student Center, the UC Pool, Rock, “U” statue, UC Patio, and Stage.  Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students proposed and approved a referendum on this fee in 2006 to support new meeting rooms, student organization office spaces, retail options, and a new Rathskeller. A student-chaired Student Center Complex Advisory Council is charged with considering hours, policies, and direction for the complex to ensure that student organizations and individual students have priority use of the facility for their meetings and programming. The 119,000-square-foot Shalala Student Center and the renovated University Center and outdoor spaces create a student center complex capable of meeting the needs of all UM students and the entire University community.